Archive for January, 2012

postheadericon BOHICA: RTD FasTracks costs explode once again; latest estimate adds $968.3 million

The $4.7 billion commuter rail project that Denver area voters approved in 2004 continues to see unprecedented cost increases.  The severely mismanaged project now is forecast to cost taxpayers $7.8 billion, $968.3 million more than the previous estimate. The Annual Program Evaluation (APE) presented to the RTD Board of Directors this week continues to highlight […]

postheadericon Tony’s Rants to ‘go dark’ on January 18 to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA)

Dueling bills backed by President Barack Obama, Senator Harry Reid and others would lead to Internet censorship at the whim of the entertainment industry, the government and judges.  To protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), Tony’s Rants will join thousands of other websites and ‘go dark’ on January 18. […]

postheadericon Guilty: Key figure in Adams County scandal found guilty of 62 felonies

The first conviction in one of many scandals to rock Adams County in recent years has yielded stunning results.  Dennis Coen, former vice president of Quality Paving, has been found guilty of 62 felonies. Coen was complicit in a scheme carried out by his employees and Adams County staff that bilked taxpayers out of millions […]

postheadericon Old regime county commissioner to leave office rather than face voters again

Adams County Commissioner Skip Fischer announced this week that he will not seek reelection for a third term.   One of two commissioners now on the board with ties to the county’s scandalous history, Fischer saw the writing on the wall and will slip into history rather than go down in defeat in November. As a […]

postheadericon Urban farming and bees latest waste of Thornton City Council time

With apparently nothing better to do Thornton City Council once again appears set to continue the ‘Boulderization’ of the city.  Its latest efforts revolve around bringing agriculture into a wholly suburban environment and catering to a few residents while impacting everyone. ‘Urban farming’ is a trendy way for yuppie city dwellers to get back to […]

postheadericon Bailouts get local: Thornton tries to come to Adams 12′s rescue

The City of Thornton has offered to help Adams 12 Five Star Schools with its budget mess by taking over some of the expenses associated with middle school sports.  The city’s generosity however gives rise to bigger questions as to whether or not it is the city’s responsibility to provide the district a bailout. Middle […]

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